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Wangs Amplification - The Best Value Small Tube Amps? November 25 2018, 0 Comments

If you're reading this article then you'll probably be after a mini tube amp and have discounted the usual manufacturers. They could be too expensive, not do what you want, or you may just want something a little bit different. Well let us introduce you to a brand you may not know about - Wangs Amplification. One of the best kept secrets in modern tube amps

Beginner Introduction Guide to Tubes & Valves in Amps & Audio November 19 2018, 0 Comments

Tubes can be a little confusing when you first start looking into them. All you know is that your amp / audio device needs them. If you want to learn more about them, to give a base knowledge of the subject, this guide is for you. Most of what is said will be in the musical context of amplification.

Artec Wiring Guide / Book & Install Info October 24 2018, 0 Comments

The link at the bottom of the page will get you started on wiring Artec pickups as well as their other devices (quadra control circuits). The document may not have your exact pickup - Artec have hundreds of different designs so it'd be confusing to include all of them. But you should be able to use a similar pickup to help get you started. 

Electric Guitar Strings - What Do You Need? August 25 2016, 0 Comments

The first time I walked into a guitar shop wanting a new set of strings, I thought that the only thing I'd need to know was the string name. It turns out I needed much more than that when the shop assistant pointed to the opposite wall which contained dozens of different brands, sizes and constructions. 

For you beginners - this guide is for you.

Gift Ideas for Guitarists April 04 2016, 0 Comments

If you're anything like me, thinking of gift ideas for friends and family at Christmas time, or for birthdays, is an absolute nightmare. But if the person you're trying to buy a gift for is a guitarist then don't worry; you've actually got a ton of options!

45 Ways You Can Become A Better Guitarist April 10 2015, 0 Comments

bandIt’s really easy to get into a fixed mindset when learning the guitar, and if you’re teaching yourself it can be hard to know to break through that barrier and improve. It’s absolutely crucial that we see ourselves make progress, or it can really kill our motivation.